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legislative session. mr. levin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. order in the senate, please. the senator from michigan. mr. levin: we hope that cloture will be voted now. we've disposed of 119 amendments to this bill. i talked to the majority leader. and if we do vote cloture tonight, which of course senator mccain and i hope we will, we're still going to try to clear some additional amendments using the same process we've used up to now. and we would hope that we could clear some additional amendments right up to the time of final passage. we've asked the majority leader, hopefully we can get to final passage tomorrow at some point. the clerk: cloture motion, we the undersigned senators in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 hereby move to bring to a close debate on s. 3254 for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the department of defense and so forth and for other purposes. signed by 18 senators. the presiding officer: by unanimous consent, the mandatory quorum has been waived. the question is is it the sense of the senate that the debat
? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. ms. stabenow: thank you, mr. president. today i rise because middle-class families are counting on the house of representatives to do the right thing between now and the end of the year, which is just 19 days away for the house to pass the middle-class tax cuts that we sent them back in july. families need help. when we talk about fiscal cliff, the most important one is the -- what families are struggling with every day, and we only have 19 days until taxes on middle-class families go up by an average of $2,200 if the house of representatives doesn't act to make sure that 98% of the american public is protected from tax increases. as we know, we passed the middle-class tax cut act on july july 25. so far, the house has not acted. 19 days, they have 19 days until the end of this year in order to act. time is running out. country, a long-term plan for fiscal solvency and for our economy. and by the way, we'll never get out of debt with close to 12 million people out of work, so we better be focused on jobs and the economy as i am each and every d
and traffic is moving again. >>> a man and dog were rescued after falling through the ice in michigan. one escaped and fell into the water. he tried to get the dog and couldn't make it to him without the ice breaking under his weight. as they waited for rescuers, the man's cousin managed to get to the dog and he fell in and both had to be rescued. >> and my cousin got some the dog and crawled on his bellow the ice and got to him and then he lifted up the dog on the ice and rescue put a boat there and hauled them up into the boat and the dog was all set. >> the man and dog ared to be doing just fine. >>> and they're lucky. >> ice is tricky, especially this time of the year when it's not that cold. i suppose you will notice one thing, everyone's bundled up. >> and you bet you, man and that is a cold trend the last week or so. today with the sunshine, and i have to say, without the wind, that is feeling comfortable out there and this is where we are this afternoon. blue skies and we're seeing the cloud comes back over and they're high and thin, midlevel clouds and they'll thicken through the
was not particularly bright when it got up there, it was just fine. >> did you see that cat? all out. >>> in michigan we've got a scary dog tale but this add happy ending. >> an 11-year-old hound named bark slipped into the ice in lake erie. the owner called his brother who then fell waist high into the water. they both waited in the frigid waters more than an hour for rescuers. >> i was talking to them, trying to keep him warm, trying to rub him and get some blood flowing through his body. >> rescuers did eventually reach the man and the dog. nobody was hurt j. after the break, thrown out of the grocery store. that's an occupational hazard when you're investigative reporter russ ptacek and you're on the food patrol. your food alert is up next. >>> get ready, we have got a confrontation caught on camera. it's investigative reporter russ ptacek getting thrown out of a grocery store, and mice leave their mark at a popular japanese market. it's time for the food alert. >> reporter: grab your smartphones. in a moment, how to know about these restaurant closures even before broadcast. but first, a lot of
, the out pouring of the communities, the nation itself. we have people from florida, michigan have been calling in to donate hotel rooms for the firefighters coming in this weekend. >> if you personally didn't know, tomas and mike, for example, you knew of them and all the service they provided, so this is just a real tight community, and every everyone is trying to come up with things to help people get through this horrible tragedy. >> they are extremely touched. they didn't even imagine the out pouring of support that they have locally here in rof rochester and nationwide with their brother firefighters. >> they were shot as they responded to the scene of a fire. he shot four tpao*eu firefighters, two of them were killed. patti ann: the winter snow is blamed nor 15 deaths nationwide. blizzard conditions and up to 20 inches of snow in some spots causing programs for holiday travelers trying to make their way back home. airlines canceled more than 1500 flights over the last few days leaving thousands of passengers stranded in airports. a flight that landed in pittsburgh got stuck in sn
, they are on the brink. we need to put some value into products and sell them here. host: mike from michigan offering his remedies to help fix the situation in the country. here is built king's take -- bill king on twitter. another story from "the washington post" -- you can read the full story on the unproductive 112th congress in today's washington post. it's good to jump from antenna on the republican line. caller: good morning, america. balancedalking about budgets and all these different things that we should be doing to help the country. i believe that the pier problem is the federal reserve. any country that has had a central bank and up failing and collapsing. we are no different than any other country. the loan us money and interest and we cannot pay it back. we have been doing that since around world war room one. host: regardless of what happens in 48 hours in the negotiations, you do not think we are dealing with the real issue? caller: yes, sir. we have to go back to american banks, not a central bank. until we do that, we will end up and voting on ourselves. it would be better to do it now
it would be michigan. wisconsin will have to do. >>> fireworks lit up sydney harbor, beautiful, as people down under mark 2013. happy new year. city officials were expecting as many as 1.5 million people to crowd the waterfront and watch the skylight up. and christine's favorite story of the day. >>> breaking news. >> reality star kim kardashian and rapper kanye west, they're expecting. >> expecting what, a raise? free publicity? >> fiscal cliff. >> they confirmed baby news. i guess west announced it at a concert, and now kardashian has confirmed it. there you go. she's still married, by the way -- she's filed for divorce but still married. 72 days after they tied the knot, she filed for divorce from kris humphreys. >> scandalous. i'm very into this fiscal cliff thing. i haven't been following other popular news. but after today, i'm going to be so up on the kardashians. once we settle this fiscal cliff thing, which we're going to do. >> two words you don't hear together, sanjay gupta, and the kardashian update. >> we're keeping a close eye on washington and the fiscal cliff, which is why
's get a republican voice. our next caller is calling from west bloomfield, michigan, on the republican line. good morning. caller: i would like to get your thoughts on a balanced approach and have unbiased taxation by using a flat tax. that way you can calculate the amount of taxes we need for the deficit over 10 years. another point is to control the spending on entitlements by not giving millionaires social security benefits, thereby satisfying president obama's approach. instead of doing it through taxation, he can do it through the entitlements. guest: those are both ideas that have been raised, especially the social security and medicare benefits for the wealthy and potentially might not need them to live off of. one tricky part of that is wealthier americans have been paying these taxes for decades into social security and medicare if and a lot of folks have a problem with the idea of taking away their benefits they have paid for if just because they happen to be more well off. and issued the first caller raised and something to watch is this could really sort of set the tone for
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